Cassette 4 trk recording

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Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by crazypaws » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:52 pm

I recorded this on my tascam porta studio recently. Would love it if some of y’all checked it out! Pretty stoked on how it turned out.. thx

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Re: Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by andy » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:08 pm

Nice! Love the chorus-y guitar.
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Re: Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by blacktiger » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:52 pm

Again, extremely impressed with what y’all can manage with a cassette 4 track.
my vinyl weighs a ton

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Re: Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by seenoevil II » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:03 pm

Groovy track. Did you do anything to it after bouncing it to digital? Also, did you spring for a type II or IV tape. I'm about to dust off my 4 track to make demo version of my next album. I'm a little daunted, but clearly by what you've got here, it's doable.
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Re: Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by crazypaws » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:50 pm

andy wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:08 pm
Nice! Love the chorus-y guitar.
Thanks!

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Re: Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by crazypaws » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:51 pm

blacktiger wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:52 pm
Again, extremely impressed with what y’all can manage with a cassette 4 track.
It just me :)

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Re: Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by crazypaws » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:56 pm

seenoevil II wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:03 pm
Groovy track. Did you do anything to it after bouncing it to digital? Also, did you spring for a type II or IV tape. I'm about to dust off my 4 track to make demo version of my next album. I'm a little daunted, but clearly by what you've got here, it's doable.
I bounce a mix down onto a onkyo tape deck and then bounce from there onto audacity using my shitty desktop computer and just raise the overall volume until I’m satisfied. For onkyo process it has a VU meter and i try to clip it barely red. Adds a nice grit/ sparkle

No idea on the tape. Whatever is cheapest and most available. Becoming hard to find at thrift stores now, at least the new old stock shit.

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Re: Cassette 4 trk recording

Post by daemon » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:23 am

Great stuff! 4 track recording is a blast. The power connector broke off on my 424 a while back and now they go for crazy money. Maybe eventually they'll come back down once the cassette craze dies down a bit.

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